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Posts posted in January 2019
Independent Path Lowers Sourcing Risk in a Constrained Market
Jeff Elliott  
1/31/2019   Post a comment
The medical device industry looks to independent distributors to address chronic shortages in the availability of electronic components.
Analyze TCO to Make a Case for Onshore Sourcing
Harry Moser  
1/28/2019   (1) comment
An analysis of all relevant factors—overhead, balance sheet, risks, corporate strategy and other external and internal business considerations—is a better determination of the true total cost of a part or assembly. That's what should drive reshoring decisions.
No Silver Bullet for Electronics Counterfeiting - Yet
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/25/2019   (3) comments
The best minds in high-tech have been unable to overcome one of the industry’s most insidious challenges: counterfeit electronics.
Boom: Top 10 CES Takeaways in the Age of Data
Philip Spagnoli Stoten  
1/24/2019   (1) comment
CES offers a glimpse into the future of technology. If you didn't get to the show, this slideshow will give you a glimpse at some of the hottest trends for future.
Industry Standards Take a Role in Mitigating Counterfeits
Megan R. Nichols  
1/23/2019   (2) comments
Through standards, OEMs and distributors are able to place requirements on their suppliers and subcontractors to have a clear counterfeit mitigation strategy in place.
Jabil Launches Materials Innovation Center for Additive Manufacturing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/22/2019   (1) comment
Jabil has introduced a solution for creating, integrating and validating custom engineered materials for additive manufacturing to help 3D printing emerge as a useful manufacturing technology.
Small Parts Orders: Shipping Costs Matter
Martin Rowe  
1/21/2019   (3) comments
Nobody wants to pay several times the cost of parts just to ship them.
Counterfeit Part Prevention Starts with Industry Standards
Megan R. Nichols  
1/17/2019   (1) comment
The problem of counterfeit electronics parts is nothing new, but industry standards are evolving to meet the demand for security and safety.
Digital Marketing for the Supply Chain & Logistics Industries
Frank Cavallaro  
1/15/2019   (2) comments
Digital marketing will establish your company as an industry thought leader with B2B buyers.
AI in 2019: Start Small, Win Big
Antony Bourne  
1/14/2019   (2) comments
Artificial intelligence will shape manufacturing in the year to come.
3 Critical New Year's Resolutions for Manufacturing
Srivats Ramaswami  
1/11/2019   (3) comments
Here are a few New Year’s Resolutions to consider to help manufacturers lay out priorities and plans for the year ahead.
Total Visibility: The Missing Link in the Supply Chain
Richard Howells  
1/10/2019   (5) comments
The main challenge in the supply chain is knowing what to do with that data sensors provide, and how to make actionable sense of it.
EBN@C-Level: Sourceability Offers Alternative to Traditional Electronics Distribution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/9/2019   (7) comments
We sat down with founder and CEO of Sourceability Jens Gamperl to talk about how his company is developing a new distribution model that focuses on being a technology platform.
U.S. Factory Index Falls to Historic Lows; Electronics Industry Hits the Brakes
Barbara Jorgensen  
1/9/2019   (2) comments
The Institute for Supply Management's PM, dropped to historic lows this month. Depending on the source material, this was the worst decline since 2008 or since 2014
Batteries Move from Product to Service
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
Global Technology Systems (GTS) is looking to shift that model from buying batteries to “as-a-service” support of the products, in hopes of giving OEMs a new way of interacting over time customers.
Facing the Ticking Time Bomb of Corporate Debt
Nathan Feather  
1/3/2019   (1) comment
Supply chain finance (SCF) is a valuable tool that can help suppliers and buyers protect themselves from volatile economic conditions
5 Key Elements Driving Digital Transformation in Manufacturing
Ray Watson  
1/2/2019   (1) comment
A handful of steps can take your organization successfully into the new industrial age.
Consumers' Demand for 'Now' Will Impact Service Supply Chain in 2019
Sam Mikles  
1/1/2019   (3) comments
The immediacy demanded in the consumer world is making its way into the service supply chain.




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.